changing fonts

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  • #831402

    drsheilahere
    Member

    I can’t find the link to allow me to change the fonts on my page. I had it but I can’t find it. Thank you. Sheila

    The blog I need help with is drsheilaherenow.wordpress.com.

    #831512

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    If you are expecting to be able to click a button and change fonts throughout your blog then it’s not that easily done.

    These are 3 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.

    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the whole blog by purchasing an annually renewable Custom Design upgrade and using Typekit Fonts with Staff support. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

    Note: A few themes do provide for changing font color in the Blog Title and/or optional Tagline and/or links. In the majority of themes font changes to font families, colors and size in the blog title, tagline, post titles, page titles, categories and tags, widget headings, comments, and links cannot be done without CSS editing.

    #831523

    drsheilahere
    Member

    Hi TimeThief: Thank you so much for responding. I have printed out your instructions as it will take me a bit of thinking to pursue. I just wanted to change the font on the Header. At one point, I think when I purchases an upgrade, it was a simple menu that allowed you to pick from a few fonts, and two other things. I just can’t find it. I am brand new to all this and stumbling my way through.:) Sheila

    #831530

    timethief
    Member

    The upgrade that you require is the annually renewable custom design upgrade which allows you to use TypeKit fonts and edit CSS. I posted a link to the support enry for the custom design upgrade above and here it is again for you > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/

    #831645

    hannahuff
    Member

    Hi, I have a question to follow Sheila’s.
    If you want to change the current font/color/etc. of things like the navigational page links and the header within your chosen theme, do you have to purchase the Custom Design upgrade? Or is that something your can accomplish for free by simple html?

    #831658

    hnsaifi
    Member

    You can edit the color, size family etc of the fonts as TT told above without CSS upgrade. See it in the first two links of TT.

    #831668

    justpi
    Member

    @agrubio: The above reply is wrong. HTML and inline CSS can be used in the HTML post/page editor and in Text widgets, so they allow you to change the styling of the content of a post, a static page, or a text widget. “Things like the navigational page links”, the blog title, the post titles, the widget titles etc. can’t be changed without the paid Custom Design upgrade. Minor exception: some themes have customization options that allow you to select alternative color schemes or set the color for some of those elements.

    #831692

    drsheilahere
    Member

    Thank you all. I did find the link I needed for a simple change in Dashboard. Sheila

    #831718

    timethief
    Member

    @drsheilahere

    Thank you all. I did find the link I needed for a simple change in Dashboard. Sheila

    You must have the custom design upgrade and be referring to http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#custom-fonts
    Best wishes with your blog.

    #831745

    hannahuff
    Member

    @justpi Thank you for your help!

    #831752

    hnsaifi
    Member

    @justpi
    I was able to change the font color, and its size on my private blog (without css) using this code
    <span style="”font-family: georgia; color: #2233ff;">How are you?</span> <span style="”font-family: arial; color: #ff00ff; font-size: xx-small;">Go to hell</span>
    What’s going here? I had tried it on my blog then given the answer. Please guide me.

    #831754

    @hnsaifi, @drsheilahere said,

    I just wanted to change the font on the Header.

    You cannot change a header font with the code you have. You can change fonts within a post or a page, or within the content area of a text widget, but you cannot change the fonts in the header, the post or page titles, the menu system, widget titles and the like.

    #831755

    hnsaifi
    Member

    Thanks TSP
    But if the default theme color for links is dotted black, can we change its color (in the post) too?

    #831756

    For links within the content area of a post, page, or even a text widget, yes the links can be restyled.

    #831757

    justpi
    Member

    Rich, what’s up with your username? Is it you that disabled the link or am I smelling other powers?

    #831759

    hnsaifi
    Member

    Well this is a support forum, not a discussion about Richard’s username.
    And Thanks to TSP.

    #831764

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @hnsaifi

    I’m sure you understand that some friendly greetings between friends is not unwelcome in these forums. As peer-to-peer support volunteers we are all more effective with cordial responses to posts here.

    #831766

    @panos, I purposely unlinked it as I don’t want a bunch of emails for help. I’m not sure that worked out so well since I am still getting them anyway. Seems people are resourceful.

    #831767

    timethief
    Member

    @thesacredpath
    Good day to you. :)

    #831768

    G’day TT!

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